Tuesday, 12 October 2021
Department of Education and Skills
275. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a school (details supplied) requires a €100 admission fee in order to apply for placement at the school; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49350/21]
The Education (Admission to Schools) Act, 2018, specifically prohibits the charging of fees or seeking payment or contributions for an application for admission to a school or for the continued enrolment of a student in a school. This applies to all recognised primary and post primary schools with exceptions only for fee charging secondary schools, boarding schools and schools that provide post leaving courses or courses in further education in respect of these courses.
The Department is engaging with the school referred to by the Deputy. The school have confirmed to the Department that this is not an admissions fee and it is not a condition of admission or continued enrolment in the school.